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Old 07-08-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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Increasing Windows partition size

Have a 120 gig hard drive. Windows XP is installed. I installed Suse 10.1 and let it have it's way. Linux created a Windows partition of 40 gig. I'd like to increase the windows partition. How can I do this?
Old 07-08-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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Don't feel so bad about it. Winbloze usually eats the whole drive

You can use a live CD like Kanotix which comes with qtparted. You can use a gparted live CD. Or if you are macho-man you can use parted command line. All these tools invoke ntfsresize to resize NTFS partitions.

Realize you are taking a risk even though these tools usually work fine. If you make a mistake or if something goes wrong, it's bye-bye everything on the disk. Make backups and go slowly with your work. Run fdisk -l before you start and make a copy of the output in case you have to reconstruct your partition table.


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